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D'Angelo Is Back! Listen To New Album "Black Messiah" Now

You need some D in your life.

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Forget soul music. D'Angelo's new Black Messiah is, to quote actor Idris Elba, save your soul music. It arrived on the internet at midnight last night. It's D's first album in 14 years, since 2000's insta-classic Voodoo.

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Much like Beyonce's December surprise last year, D'Angelo dropped his much-anticipated album on an unsuspecting public. The midnight release saw fans staying up late and chatter about Black Messiah dominated much of Twitter last night.

Frequent D'Angelo collaborator ?uestlove took notice.

jesus christ i haven't looked at NONE of the trending topics!!!!!!! WOW!! Domination like a mofo!! #BlackMessiah

Questlove Gomez@questloveFollow

jesus christ i haven't looked at NONE of the trending topics!!!!!!! WOW!! Domination like a mofo!! #BlackMessiah

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?uestlove, of course, has been working with D'Angelo on Black Messiah for quite a long time, a journey he spoke about at the Brooklyn Museum back in May.

Last night at a special listening party in New York City, attendees were given a (very helpful) lyric booklet that contained this explanation of the album's title.

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Here is the Black Messiah tracklist:

1. Ain't That Easy

2. 1000 Deaths

3. The Charade

4. Sugah Daddy

5. Really Love

6. Back in the Future (Part I)

7. Till It's Done (Tutu)

8. Prayer

9 Betray My Heart

10 The Door

11 Back in the Future (Part II)

12 Another Life

You can stream Black Messiah below.

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